30 June 2015

Sun-Pat Choc-a-Nut Peanut Spread (Asda) [By @Cinabar]

I don't go to Asda that often, so when I went there recently I spent some time searching the shelves for new products. This "New" Sun-Pat Choc-a-Nut caught my eye, not just due to the number of hyphens in the name. I'm not sure if it is that new, but I haven't seen it before in my local Sainsburys or Waitrose, so it is at least new to me.
I do like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, I'm a fan of Reese's Pieces and of course the Peanut Butter Kit Kat is my favourite. I've been known to layer Nutella and Peanut Butter on toast, so I thought this might be a quick fix for my chocolate peanut nut toast topper craving.
I opened up the jar and saw liquid on top of my spread. I carefully poured this away, and thought that maybe it was a bit warm for the jar. Just a day or so of heat seems to throw everything. The contents looked fine though, and were well in date. I popped the toaster on and waited eagerly. I spread the Sun-Pat Choc-a-Nut thickly on a crumpet and bit in. It melted a little with the heat and the brown spread went a little glossy. The spread still felt thick and stuck to your teeth like normal peanut butter, but nowhere near as much as regular peanut butter. The flavour was mostly peanut and the chocolate added a gentle flavour of cocoa and sweetness. I really enjoyed it, but it wasn't as sweet as I'd imagined, or anywhere as sweet as my Nutella combo, but it certainly did the job. One I'd buy again, and I'd buy it over regular peanut butter no qualms at all.
By Cinabar

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